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Apricot Fruit Leather Rolls

Fruit leather can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored at room temperature for up to five days.

  • yield: Makes 30

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 160 degrees with rack in center. Place apricots in a large bowl, and cover with the water; let soak until they are completely soft, 30 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a fine sieve; drain, and reserve liquid.

  2. Step 2

    Place apricots in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade; add honey and sugar. Process until mixture is very smooth and easily spreadable. If it is too thick, add up to 1 tablespoon soaking liquid.

  3. Step 3

    Cover two 10-by-15-inch baking sheets with plastic wrap. Divide puree between the sheets; spread in a thin, even layer with an offset spatula. Let dry in oven until mixture is firm but slightly tacky, about 8 hours or overnight. Remove from oven; let cool.

  4. Step 4

    Peel fruit leather from plastic wrap, and cut into 1-inch-wide strips using a pizza cutter. Roll tightly into cylinders, and serve.

Source
Martha Stewart Kids, Spring

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Reviews (2)

  • 15 Feb, 2013

    I would love to try this recipe, but have never used plastic wrap in the oven. Does this refer to cling wrap? And is it ok to use in a hot oven?

  • 16 Jul, 2011

    I have used this recipe for the past three years. My family loves it! We collect and dry most of our apricots every year and this recipe is a winner in school lunches and for gifting. When I asked my mom to give me a Christmas gift idea, she quickly replied, "Your delicious apricot fruit leather!"